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Friday, October 07, 2016

How To Register For Senior Citizen PhilHealth ID

According to the REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10645: all senior citizen shall be entitled to PhilHealth benefits.

In order to avail this benefit, all Senior Citizens must register for PhilHealth (Senior Citizen) member. 
According to the REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10645: all senior citizen shall be entitled to PhilHealth benefits. All senior citizens can avail this PhilHealth benefit without the need to pay for monthly contribution. The contribution for senior citizens shall be sourced from the proceeds of Republic Act No. 10351, commonly known as the Sin Tax Law.    Who are the senior citizens that can avail FREE PHILHEALTH ? Filipino citizens who are residents of the Philippines, aged sixty (60) years or above and are not currently covered by any membership category of PhilHealth;  Qualified dependents of senior citizen members who are also senior citizen themselves; and Qualified dependents of members belonging to other membership categories, with or without coverage who are senior citizens themselves. However, Senior Citizens who are gainfully employed or who remain to have regular sources of income  shall continue to pay their premium contributions to PhilHealth under the applicable membership categories.  How to apply for senior citizen PhilHealth membership?  As senior citizen, you have two options to enroll for PhilHealth, they can enroll through municipal's Senior Citizens Affair (OSCA) office or through any PhilHealth office.   1. Through Office for the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) Fill out two (2) copies of the PhilHealth Member Registration Form (PMRF); DOWNLOAD FORM HERE Submit duly accomplished PMRF to the OSCA in the city or municipality where the elderly resides Await Member Data Record and Identification card issued by PhilHealth through OSCA 2. Through PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office (LHIO) Fill out two (2) copies of the PhilHealth Member Registration Form (PMRF); DOWNLOAD FORM HERE Attach 1 x 1 photo taken within the last six months; Present Senior Citizen's ID. Read here how to apply for Senior Citizen ID Submit duly accomplished PMRF Await Member Data Record and PhilHealth Identification Card  Continue reading... How to avail PhilHealth when senior citizen is hospitalized   You might also want to read: How to create PhilHealth account online How To  Get MDR Record Online

FREE AND MANDATORY PUBLIC HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR ALL SENIOR CITIZENS




The PhilHealth Senior Citizen members are no longer required to pay  for monthly contribution. However if the Senior Citizen continues to receive monthly income for example as an employee, they still have to pay for monthly contribution. 


According to  to Republic Act No. 10645 “All senior citizens shall be covered by the national health insurance program of PhilHealth. Funds necessary to ensure the enrollment of all senior citizens not currently covered by any existing category shall be sourced from the National Health Insurance Fund of PhilHealth from proceeds of Republic Act No. 10351, in accordance with the pertinent laws and regulations."  Read more: http://www.jbsolis.com/2016/07/republic-act-no-10645-free-and.html#ixzz4MMAlFTJU

The contribution for senior citizens shall be sourced from the proceeds of Republic Act No. 10351, commonly known as the Sin Tax Law.
  
Who are the senior citizens that can avail FREE PHILHEALTH ?
  • Filipino citizens who are residents of the Philippines, aged sixty (60) years or above and are not currently covered by any membership category of PhilHealth; 
  • Qualified dependents of senior citizen members who are also senior citizen themselves; and
  • Qualified dependents of members belonging to other membership categories, with or without coverage who are senior citizens themselves.
However, Senior Citizens who are gainfully employed or who remain to have regular sources of income  shall continue to pay their premium contributions to PhilHealth under the applicable membership categories.


How to apply for senior citizen PhilHealth membership?
As senior citizen, you have two options to enroll for PhilHealth, they can enroll through municipal's Senior Citizens Affair (OSCA) office or through any PhilHealth office. 

1. Through Office for the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA)
2. Through PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office (LHIO)